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New Programs

Attention Process Training (APT):
Attention Process Training (APT) involves auditory and visual tasks designed to improve attention and concentration, working memory, divided attention, & processing speed. APT is a program that requires about 10-20 sessions, preferably two to three times per week. Additional home-based exercises are included in this program to help your youngster practice and master skills. APT has been shown to improve cognitive skills that are deficient in ADHD and learning disabled youngsters

FastForWord Training:
FastForWord® is a computer program for children who've been diagnosed with reading disorders such as dyslexia, as well for children who have below average phonemic awareness (ability to recognize sounds associated with letters & words). FastForWord utilizes acoustically modified sounds. This program "stretches out" the basic sounds in words so that your child's brain has more time to process them. FastForWord strengthens the phonetic decoding and blending skills that are fundamental to reading. This program can be completed on your home computer. Requires one hour, five days per week for 6-8 week

Lindamood-Bell® Programs:
Lindamood-Bell® programs are research based, specialized programs for children with Language disorders such as dyslexia, reading disorders, autism spectrum, and related learning problems. Lindamood-Bell® programs consist of classroom & tutoring programs, computer programs, workbooks, and related programs that help children with phonemic awareness, symbol and concept imagery, encoding or spelling, andrelated skills. Many of these programs can be utilized at home, in school, or during tutoring.

Learning Lab:
Is your child performing below his or her capabilities? Learning Lab will evaluate your child's learning style, motivation, meta-cognitive skills, & related areas. You will understand how your child learns & solves problems. Move beyond simple tutoring and skill development. Learning Lab participants would also benefit from the follow up session, Homework 101.

Homework 101:
Do you dread doing homework? Are you working harder at completing homework than your child? Homework 101 is designed to provide your child with organizational tools, including a Homework Box, that will help him or her to color code, jump start the brain with multi-sensory input, improve focus & concentration, & become more self-reliant and motivated. This program is essential for children with ADHD!

Meta-Cognitive Tool Boxes:
Meta-Cognitive skills are essential for learning. Meta-cognition involves "learning to learn." Children know what they have to learn. But often they don't know HOW to absorb & master this material. Meta-Cognitive Tool Boxes are available for reading comprehension, writing, & math. Move beyond basic skill development. Help your child develop cognitive skills that will improve his or her self-concept, motivation & effort, ability to solve problems, & overall academic competency. Learn to apply specific skills to schoolwork. Utilize a non-verbal, process approach with your child. Help your student be more independent and self-directing. Tailored to your child's learning style and educational needs.

Mnemonic Detective:
Mnemonic Detective is a session for children 4th grade & up who need to improve their verbal memory skills, retain new learning with less effort, and retrieve information faster on exams. Mnemonic techniques involve dual encoding theory, which means that we learn & remember words more quickly when they are visual. Your child will learn basic mnemonic techniques. Learn definitions, vocabulary words, foreign words, & technical terms effortlessly. Move beyond rote rehearsal. Learn more information in less time.

Memory & Picture Mapping:
Memory & Picture Mapping are techniques designed to help children utilize their imaginative, creative, & artistic skills to study more effectively for exams, take notes, & improve reading comprehension. This program includes picture & memory mapping, key word techniques, concept mapping, & related methods. Memory & Picture Mapping involves interactive techniques like doodling, one liner techniques, collage, & animated stories to make study material more interesting. This program is strongly recommended for children who have completed Mnemonic Detective.

Study Skills Training:
Study Skills Training involves the application of state dependent learning, elaborative rehearsal strategies, and Super Learning techniques. Prevent mind wandering, improve note taking skills, foster incubation of new learning & reduce interference effects, and promote relaxed, enjoyable learning. Practice relaxation skills and positive learning expectations. The focus of this session is on studying, note taking, & test taking skills.

Advanced Mnemonic Techniques:
Advanced Mnemonic Techniques is a powerful mnemonics session that focuses on encoding larger chunks of information in sequence, such as the Periodic Table of Elements or the presidents. Using a technique called the Method of Loci, which dates back to the ancient Greeks, your student will gain confidence and learn ways to store and retrieve new information quickly. Chaining techniques are useful for learning lists of items and historical events/dates. Mnemonic techniques are fairly easy to learn. They are used by individuals who perform amazing memory feats, such as remembering Pi to the one thousandth digit! Success in school requires strong verbal memory skills. Give your child the advantage of an excellent memory.



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